There are three aims to scouting:

Aim I -- To build character
Aim II -- To foster citizenship
Aim III -- To develop fitness

These three aims are the bedrock of the American Scouting movement. They represent the long-term outcomes we want for every boy. It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people, and in other ways to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential.

The values we strive to instill are based on those found in the Scout Oath and Law, Motto, and Slogan.